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BACH, J.S.: Kunst der Fuge (Die) (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080a

Composer(s)Bach, Johann Sebastian
Artist(s) Guillot, Sebastien, harpsichord
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557796
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Bach’s last work, The Art of Fugue, was published shortly after his death. This recording uses the surviving autograph material from the last decade of Bach’s life, breaking off at the point where, according to his second son C.P.E. Bach, Johann Sebastian uses the letters of his own name, B-A-C-H, to introduce a new countersubject. It takes a true master of the keyboard to negotiate the labyrinthine corridors of this monumental work.

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BACH, J.S.: Kunst der Fuge (Die) (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080a 1:08:33   
  Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080a          
      Fugue 1 (Contrapunctus 1) 2:50       
      Fugue 2 (Contrapunctus 3) 2:40       
      Fugue 3 (Contrapunctus 2) 2:35       
      Fugue 4 (Contrapunctus 5) 3:25       
      Fugue 5 (Contrapunctus 9) 3:23       
      Fugue 6 (Contrapunctus 10 and 14) 3:46       
      Fugue 7 (Contrapunctus 6) 4:17       
      Fugue 8 (Contrapunctus 7) 4:28       
      Canon in Hypodiapason (Contrapunctus 16) 4:29       
      Fugue 10 (Contrapunctus 8) 6:04       
      Fugue 11 (Contrapunctus 11) 6:16       
      Canon in Hypodiatessaron, al roverscio e per augmentationem 5:26       
      Fugue 13 (a) Forma recta (Contrapunctus 12a) 2:30       
      Fugue 13 (b) Forma inversa (Contrapunctus 12b) 2:35       
      Fugue 14 (Forma inversa) (Contrapunctus 13) 2:20       
      Canon al roverscio et per augmentationem (Contrapunctus 15) 3:44       
      Fugue 19 (fragment of a fugue with several subjects) (Contrapunctus 20) 7:45       
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